Remembering the battle of Jutland

31 May is the anniversary of the largest naval battle of the First World War, when the great fleets of Britain and Germany came to blows.

HMS Orion, my great uncle’s ship at Jutland. Public Domain, via Wikipedia.

It was a day of horror as ships blew up and went to the bottom with virtually all their crews – a grim toll of 3,058 German and 6,784 British sailors and officers dead.

This year I’ve written an article on the question most often asked about that battle. Who won? You’d think it’s a simple question. Actually, it isn’t. The article’s published on the Navy General Board website – check it out at:

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